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Cathay Pacific CEO quits over Hong Kong protest blowback


Rupert Hogg is the first major corporate casualty of the Hong Kong protests, as firms face pressure to support Beijing. The airline has been forced to clamp down after some of its staff joined the protests.

https://www.dw.com/en/cathay-pacific-ceo-quits-over-hong-kong-protest-blowback/a-50051885

#HongKong #China #PoliceState #democracy #protests #demonstrations #Hogg #CathayPacific #employers #employees
 

Nobody Understands Democracy Anymore – Tablet Magazine


#politics #democracy

*When Mounk peers out at the state of advanced democracies today, he sees a rising tide of both illiberal democracy and undemocratic liberalism—and, perhaps most worryingly, how each trend feeds off and then fortifies the other. This is Mounk’s greatest insight and his fundamental contribution to the conversation on contemporary democracy. *
Nobody Understands Democracy Anymore
 
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How much is our #freedom worth, if our governments are too cowardly to fight for it against the interests of the US?


#democracy #politics #question #power #humanRights #fail #justice
 
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No state of the European Union gave #Snowden #asylum. Snowden has shown that the #freedom of the West does not exist, because no country fights for this freedom against the interests of the US.
#eu #politics #nsa #surveillance #humanRights #europe #eu #fail #democracy #usa #justice
 
#Shenzhen
 

Pro-China forum's plan to troll Hong Kong protesters foiled after #doxxing retaliation


https://advox.globalvoices.org/2019/08/05/pro-china-forums-plan-to-troll-hong-kong-protesters-foiled-after-doxxing-retaliation

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On 23 July, they flooded #Facebook and left pro-China comments on pages run by #HongKong #democracy organizations such as Civic #HumanRights Front.
#news #china #information #warfare #troll #internet #protest #support #cyperwar
Pro-China forum's plan to troll Hong Kong protesters foiled after doxxing retaliation
 

White gloves, aluminum cans and plasma


#Damn! This show is great! #TheUncertainHour is a great #Podcast. If you are a fan of the #Clinton's (specifically Bill & #Hillary), you might not like this content. They point out how many #American's lives were negatively impacted by the #Clintons legislative advances. These are some of the types of people who thought giving #Trump a chance would be a good idea. Hopefully, they changed their minds, but let's all be aware of how policy is often a zero-sum game.
https://play.publicradio.org/edit/d/podcast/marketplace/uncertain_hour/2016/05/12/uncertainhour_102_20160512_128.mp3
White gloves, aluminum cans and plasma - Marketplace
#Economics #Policy #Poverty #Democracy #Damn!
 
Unquestioning party allegiances and growing division between Democrats and Republicans may threaten American democracy. #USElections2020 #UnitedStates #DemocraticParty #RepublicanParty #DonaldTrump #US&Canada #Democracy #Racism #Elections #Corruption #Russia #BarackObama
 

“All consequences are at your own risk.”


Source: https://twitter.com/HongKongFP/status/1156877652235448320?s=17

#china #Hongkong #politics #army #protest #freedom #democracy #news

Twitter: Hong Kong Free Press on Twitter (Hong Kong Free Press)

 
In the first year of Khan's tenure Pakistan regressed in many ways, especially in terms of the economy and human rights. #Pakistan #ImranKhan #Democracy #Asia
 
"As long as #Cambodia treats journalists like criminals, its reputation as a failed #democracy will remain."
 
The Rise of Corporate Nations – Multinational corporations are increasingly encroaching on the functions of sovereign states
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/24/rise-corporate-nations

#libracoin #facebook #cryptocurrency #crypto #freedom #democracy
 
What Cortez said:
 
We investigate why Hungary, under its authoritarian leader Viktor Orban, has repeatedly clashed with the European Union. #TheFarRight #Hungary #Europe #Democracy #Immigration #Racism #EuropeanUnion #Refugees #Law #HumanRights
 

Lula is a mafia boss, nothing else


Why so many attacks? Tycoons and others (big media owners) are scared to death from Lula opting for a plea bargain. Simple as that!

https://globalanticorruptionblog.com/2019/06/11/just-how-damning-are-the-lava-jato-leaks-some-preliminary-reflections-on-the-intercepts-bombshell-story/

#brazil #lula #lavajato #moro #democracy
 
Steven Rosenfeld on Gerrymander Ruling, Nathan Schneider on Alternative Economic Visions https://fair.org/home/steven-rosenfeld-on-gerrymander-ruling-nathan-schneider-on-alternative-economic-visions/ #democracy dead in US.
Steven Rosenfeld on Gerrymander Ruling, Nathan Schneider on Alternative Economic Visions
 
You cannot bomb dozens of the countries around the world while justifying that by saying you "spread democracy"; this is NOT #democracy
The GOP’s Power Grabs Grow Bolder by the Day
 
Putin is losing popularity, but why isn't the opposition gaining ground? #Russia #Elections #Democracy #Europe
 
What is Democratic Media
A video mixtape by humanculturex


https://archive.org/details/whatisdemocraticmedia

A Peer to Peer – Nonprofit – Creative Commons – Fair Use – Freedom of Expression in the Digital Era – Production

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/

#whatisdemocraticmedia #democraticmedia #democracy #videomixtape #humanculturex #Iwonder #Imagine #Planetary #mywork #creativecommons #ccbync
 
Why have Jordan's powerful tribes been putting pressure on King Abdullah and the country's ruling royal family? #Democracy #Jordan #Protests #Jerusalem #MiddleEast #Israeli–Palestinianconflict #Poverty&Development #SaudiArabia #DonaldTrump
 
A pillar of journalism is being destroyed by oppressive governments, online mobs and profit-oriented media moguls. #Censorship #Democracy #PressFreedom
 
Even #scotus does not believe in #democracy or the concept of all votes being equal
 
John Hummel - Thu Jun 27 21:40:41 +0000 2019 GMT
Conservative justices decide courts cannot protect democracy from gerrymandering
Supreme Court says federal courts don’t have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims

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Liberal justices were not happy about this:

And we shouldn't be happy about it either. Effectively, SCOTUS decided that no one need protect democracy in the US. This decision goes right along with the sentiment behind Citizens United: Democracy doesn't matter, and whoever holds the power should continue to hold the power, the will of the people be damned.
So politicians will continue to be free to choose their electorate, rather than the electorate choosing their representatives. Politicians in the US need not even to represent the people, a reality now acknowledged, embraced, enshrined, and immortalized by SCOTUS.
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#goldenDawnald now calling #democracy "socialism" in an effort to abandon representative democracy, replacing it with corrupt dictatorship led by very serious criminals
 
People who call/urge to #SackTomWatson say a lot about themselves and their supposed view of #uk #democracy

"I don't agree with you on #brexit so you should be unemployed"

I met Tom Watson some years ago. He knows my site.
 
#Democracy Faces a Global Crisis https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/17/democracy-faces-a-global-crisis/ "Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil or Matteo Salvini in Italy — you probably think that democracy has never been in better health."
Democracy Faces a Global Crisis
 
Albania's president defends his position to cancel elections as parliament begins a process to remove him. #Democracy #Albania #Elections #Europe #EuropeanUnion
 
Prime Minister Edi Rama discusses Albania's political crisis and why he thinks the country is not ready to join the EU. #Democracy #Albania #Elections #EuropeanUnion #Europe #Corruption
 
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
 
#SupremeCourt Ruling on #Census Could Deal Grave Blow to #Democracy https://truthout.org/articles/supreme-court-ruling-on-census-could-deal-grave-blow-to-democracy/ #scotus
Supreme Court Ruling on Census Could Deal Grave Blow to Democracy
 
#Capitalism Versus #Democracy https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/14/capitalism-versus-democracy/ "Democratic establishment would rather lose with establishment candidates and retrograde policies than loosen its grip on its service to the oligarchs."
Capitalism Versus Democracy
 
The criminals from #microsoft are rigging #democracy https://www.truthdig.com/articles/microsoft-and-the-pentagon-are-quietly-hijacking-u-s-elections/ see http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/voting-systems/
Microsoft and the Pentagon Are Quietly Hijacking U.S. Elections
 

Mr #Dawkins started this discussion.... A very dangerous idea IMO! #democracy


https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins/status/1137246160937033729
Richard Dawkins on Twitter
 
Why the raids on #Australia media present a clear threat to #democracy
 
EU Commission report finds Ankara moving 'further away' from European Union, but Turkey says it is 'a part of Europe'. #Turkey #Democracy #HumanRights #Europe #EuropeanUnion
 
The powerful protect themselves from the powerless; this gross distortion of voting power is used in the US election to discourage voting outside the corporate R+D two-party trap
 
I share articles about Assange not because I think he's a hero, even if he is, just like Snowdon, Mannning and all the others we never heard about.
I share them because #journalism, #1stAmendement #Constittution #Democracy.
I'm also boycotting the Guardian because of their BS articles on Assange.
 
I do think Assange was biased in how/when he chose to use the information given to him during the 2016 US elections - but if political bias were a crime then every major US news network would have most of their journalists rounded up with Assange.

There is something much more vile at work here than journalistic bias or misconduct. We are watching fascism emerge, and learning that it doesn't slyly slither up, like a serpent before swiftly attacking its prey, no, it walks in the front door of our country, wipes it's feet on the welcome mat, is welcomed in with open arms and sits down to dinner with your family and friends.

The ideology behind protecting journalists, to use another apt metaphor, is the oil on the gears of democracy. Without that lubricant, that flow of critical information to the people, the machine inevitably grinds to a halt.

Metaphor and crafted phrases aside, no matter what your politics may be, or your opinion of Julian Assange, if you're a US citizen (or anyone that values democracy over fascism, really) then this should seem highly disturbing... Show more...
 
Senior AKP member Harun Armagan and Mustafa Akyol debate whether an upcoming election rerun is democratic.
Istanbul's election rerun: A blow to democracy in Turkey?
#Turkey #Elections #Democracy #RecepTayyipErdogan
 
Africa's first female president discusses corruption, nepotism and her handling of war-crime prosecutions. #Liberia #Corruption #Turkey #Democracy #Africa #Elections
 
Allan Nairn: Deadly Protests Erupt in #Indonesia as U.S.-Trained Generals Wage a #War on #Democracy
 
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